3S Members Tom Hargreaves and Jason Chilvers have published a new working paper, with colleagues. The paper explores the challenges of attempting to ‘model’ social practices, drawing on techniques from practice network analysis to map the links between both elements and practices. In doing so, the authors explore how participants ‘mapping’ their commuting practices and their connections with other practices can aid in: 1.) differentiating between core and peripheral elements of practice, 2.) identification of clusters or ecologies of practice that are tightly interconnected and therefore, difficult to intervene in, and, 3.) refocusing attention on the connections between practices to better understand the ‘contexts’ of energy demand.
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